Years running: 25 (since 1994)

Sguardi Altrove International Film Festival

International women’s film festival.


The festival’s aim is to encourage a reflection on topics relevant to women, articulated in their specific cultural, political and social context, by promoting in particular the circulation of films that are less likely to have access to commercial venues.

The festival also includes non-competitive sections:

Sguardi Incrociati (italian section feature films, short films and documentaries both directed by men and women), Digidanza (international section dedicated to video dancing films both directed by men and women), Human Right and Conflitti - Set di Guerra (international section dedicated to
documentaries about war and human rights both directed by men and women), Focus Greece -
Crisis and Rebirth (current filmmakers talking about the greek crisis).


Competitive sections are open only to films made by female directors and completed after March 1st, 2016.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or download work via Internet.

Additional Information

The festival covers the transport costs for selected films and videos (however, only for those transported by the official festival courier).

Screening Media Type: DCP, 35mm, Blu-ray, Digibeta, file mov.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Artistic director: Patrizia Rappazzo




Official website



Sguardi Altrove Film Festival
c/o Lattanzio-Abbascia
Via Privata Bassano del Grappa, 32
20127 Milano – Italy


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    December 20, 2017
  • Notifications
    February 20, 2018
  • Event dates
    11 — 18 March 2018
Categories & Fees

International feature length fiction films

  • Deadline — free

International short films

  • Deadline — free

A showcase concerned with literature, cinema and television including meetings, presentations, books, documentaries and TV productions.

  • Deadline — free

Italian section dedicated to documentaries, fiction feature lengh and international short films directed by both male and female filmmakers.

  • Deadline — free

International section dedicated to documentaries and “docu-fiction” – directed by both male and female filmmakers – focused on human rights and their violation all over the world in peacetime as well as related to wars and other conflicts).

  • Deadline — free
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